Fred Gladney, Designed Living President and CEO said, "We will be donating wheelchairs to the less fortunate, often in the name of our partners and patients. Our participation in this work is a blessing to us as much as it is to the recipients. It's not only the gift of mobility, but also the gifts of dignity, independence and hope."
An estimated 100 million people in developing nations are in dire need of a wheelchairs, but they are unavailable or unaffordable. Since their inception in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission has been providing free wheelchairs to those in need around the world, in collaboration with a network of like-minded partners. Having distributed nearly 1 million wheelchairs already, their goal is to distribute 100,000 chairs annually.
"I was fortunate enough to participate in a distribution of wheelchairs in Lima, Peru and in Chennai, India. The expressions of gratitude on the faces of the recipients was unbelievably moving," Gladney commented.
The wheelchair models are designed to be resilient enough to withstand regular use in rugged terrain more common in the developing world.
About Designed Living - Designed Living (formerly a division of Definiti Comp Solutions) is a network of professionals who care about and support lifestyle improvement for the catastrophically ill and injured. They function as a resource to nurse case managers, special needs trusts, attorneys, fiduciaries, physicians and family caregivers, providing durable medical equipment (DME), home and vehicle modifications and other personal services to their patients with sensitive care and timely delivery.
For more information, please contact Julie Gladney at 949-353-5400.
About Free Wheelchair Mission - Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Irvine, Calif. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, FWM has been providing wheelchairs to those in need around the world since 2001 providing dignity, independence and hope through the gift of mobility.
For more information about Free Wheelchair Mission, please visit freewheelchairmission.org.
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SOURCE Designed Living